We recently learned that Disney World was shaking things up over in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Specifically, there’s a MAJOR change coming to the way you can grab a Boarding Group for the land’s headliner attraction, Rise of the Resistance.
A virtual Boarding Group is currently the only way to experience the attraction, and with the immense popularity of the ride, those Groups go in a flash! Before, you needed to be scanned in and physically standing inside the park before 10AM in order to secure a Boarding Group via My Disney Experience.
But now, you can try your luck at grabbing a Boarding Group from the comfort of your hotel room bed! Starting TODAY, November 3rd, you do not have to be scanned into Disney’s Hollywood Studios in order to obtain a Boarding Group.
All you need on My Disney Experience is valid theme park admission and a Park Pass Reservation to Disney’s Hollywood Studios for that particular day. We gave this new method a shot this morning before we headed into the park! Did we get lucky enough to grab a Boarding Group?
One very important detail to keep in mind is that first morning Boarding Group distribution happens WAY earlier! Whereas before the Boarding Groups were handed out at 10AM (followed by another batch at 2PM), now those first Groups will be distributed at 7AM ET!
When we tried to book from home, the process worked the same as what we’ve seen in the parks! Passes opened up at exactly 7AM on the My Disney Experience app, as prior to that you can see the option wasn’t available.
Starting at 7AM, you can then join the virtual queue from wherever you are, as long as you have a Disney Park Pass for Disney’s Hollywood STudios that day.
We were able to snag an early group, meaning we’ll want to get to Disney’s Hollywood Studios when they open to ensure we get on during our window!
The new system was most likely implemented to reduce morning crowds. There was still a bit of a line to get inside the park. Hopefully, the lines will lighten up as more guests become accustomed to the new process.
We were able to grab the first boarding group and received the notification that we could head straight to the attraction upon entry!
Once we were inside Hollywood Studios around 9:30 AM, there was a sign in front which stated that Boarding Groups were already full. The park officially opens at 10AM, which means that it’s recommended to get your reservation right at 7:00AM before they run out.
Overall, the process was incredibly simple and convenient, allowing you to make your Boarding Group selection from bed! If you miss the 7AM distribution, you’ll still have a second shot at 2PM. Just remember that for the 2PM distribution you will need to be physically present inside Hollywood Studios.
Have you been on Rise of the Resistance? Let us know in the comments!
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